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History professor speaks at Civil War Round Table

Austin Peay State University Professor of History Dan Gilkey spoke at the Western North Carolina Civil War Round Table.

Gilkeys presentation was Monday, Oct. 13.

The Western North Carolina Civil War Round Table met in Sylva, N.C., at the Jackson County Criminal Justice Building, Room 215.

Gilkeys presentation, The Blue Waters of the Potomac Ran Red With Blood, relates the story of the Balls Bluff debacle. Led by Col. Edward Baker, this skirmish is noteworthy because it was a significant defeat for the Union army.
Austin Peay State University Professor of History Dan Gilkey spoke at the Western North Carolina Civil War Round Table.

Gilkey's presentation was Monday, Oct. 13.

The Western North Carolina Civil War Round Table met in Sylva, N.C., at the Jackson County Criminal Justice Building, Room 215.

Gilkey's presentation, “The Blue Waters of the Potomac Ran Red With Blood,” relates the story of the Ball's Bluff debacle. Led by Col. Edward Baker, this skirmish is noteworthy because it was a significant defeat for the Union army.

Gilkey graduated from the University of Kentucky. Gilkey taught high school and served as a middle school principal in Hopkinsville, Ky. After 28 years in the public school system, he began teaching history at Hopkinsville Community College in 2003. In 2005, Gilkey joined the faculty of Austin Peay State University.

In addition to teaching history, Gilkey is an active member in the Clarksville Civil War Round Table and gives a variety of presentations on the Civil War.

For more information, contact Gilkey, (931) 221-7147. -- Barry A. Williams